Sheriff's Office identifies cable worker killed in north Knoxville

By: Hilary Magacs Email
By: Hilary Magacs Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities identified the cable worker killed Monday night as 29 year-old Bruce Lee Marion. Marion worked for J&R Cable.

According to the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office, he was hanging cable in a bucket truck on Central Avenue Pike, near Beaver Creek Lane, around 8:00 p.m.

As he picked a cable of the ground a Chevrolet pick-up drove by and snagged the cable, which then struck and killed him.

The Sheriff's Office said the driver of the pickup will not be charged. OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has taken over the investigation.

People who live in the neighborhood said they're shocked and upset about what happened.

"Unfortunate, tragic accident - my thoughts and prayers are definitely with his family. I am so sorry for your loss," said Amanda Howard, who lives on Beaver Creek Lane.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story identified the cable worker as Marion Bruce Lee and the company as H&R, based on reports from the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office, it has since been corrected.

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